Following public outcry over its decision to lock a conservative children’s book publisher out of its account and prevent it from advertising, Facebook reinstated Heroes of Liberty’s access to the platform Monday.
As The Daily Wire previously reported, Heroes of Liberty, launched on November 14, offers biographies of such American heroes as President Ronald Reagan and economist Thomas Sowell to young readers. On December 23, Facebook locked the account, preventing it from posting ads. When the publisher appealed the ruling, Facebook responded by claiming that because Heroes of Liberty didn’t “comply with [their] policy on Low Quality or Disruptive Content,” it was permanently disabling the account.
One final appeal from the publisher brought this reply: “After a final review of this ad account, we confirmed it didn’t comply with our Advertising Policies or other standards. You can no longer advertise with this ad account and its ads and assets will remain disabled. This is our final decision.”
Editor Bethany Mandel took to Twitter to share her disappointment with the ruling. “My new children’s book publishing company, @HeroesOfLiberty, was dealt a real blow going into the New Year, when we were banned by Facebook,” she said on January 3, adding: